Induced Plant Resistance in Vascular-Wilt Biocontrol
Vascular wilts are widespread and often disastrous plant diseases that begin as wilting, browning, and dying of leaves and shoots of plants followed by the final death of the plant. The name is derived from the one aspect vascular wilts have in common: disease symptoms are a result of the activities of the pathogen in the vascular tissues, namely the xylem, of the plant. True fungal vascular-wilt pathogens (in contrast to other wilt-inducing pathogens, such as members of Phoma, Deuterophoma and Rhizoctonia that cause stem and root rots and in some cases only vascular wilts) are found in few genera only: Fusarium, Verticillium, Cephalosporium, Phialophora, Verticicladiella and the closely related Ceratocystis and Ophiostoma.
KeywordsBiological Control Fusarium Oxysporum Fusarium Wilt Vascular Wilt Aggressive Strain
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